Wednesday, November 18, 2009

One who makes a difference and the You Made a Difference Award


The other morning, while on her usual 4-mile run, Lois and I ran into our mailman delivering mail in a nearby neighborhood. He faithfully delivers the mail and often goes out of his way in order to do his job well. For example, if a package does not fit into the box, he carries it to the front door!

He is one who makes a difference!


The You Made a Difference Award


Thank you to Tricia from Bluff Area Daily for this beautiful and meaningful award. Her postcard photos of southern Missouri are always a delight and we appreciate so much her kindness!

32 comments:

Tricia said...

That IS very unusual that the mailman would actually go through the trouble of getting out of his mail truck & walk to the door - Not many would do all that! Definitely one who makes a difference!

You're quite welcome & I owe you & Lois an apology - I didn't include her! It's you that makes the posts, so I forget about your wife! Dagnabit! I'm so forgetful - Please forgive me, both of you

And 4 miles, Lois? HOLY CRAP! I have GOT to get back in shape, I'd love to run 4 miles

Don and Krise said...

Congratulations to the both of you. I am never, ever surprised when you receive an award. You blogs are among my very favorite to follow. The photography is great and your writing is just as good. (It must be that I recognize Jacob's sense of humor from somewhere. Hmmm.)

Small City Scenes said...

Our Mail deliverers drive their own cars to deliver the mail. It is funny (peculiar not haha) to see them sitting on the right side but the steering wheel is on the left. She makes a difference out here too.

Congrats on the award becaude you two make a difference to your blogging friends. MB

Bibi said...

It's admirable that a mailman does this nowadays, but I remember when most of them DID do that, without a second thought. There was nothing more exciting for me as a kid than to see the mailman 'coming up the walk'!

Olivier said...

felicitation pour ton Award, il est tres beau

Vogon Poet said...

My compliments to Lois Anne for her 'usual 4-mile run'. A mailman like yours is a rarity here and I'm sure he makes a diffrence.

Cezar and Léia said...

He does his job with positivism, it's great!
You are right, those little details make a big difference!
I think 4 miles make a difference as well!
Well done!
Léia

brattcat said...

So, Jacob, do you run along with Lois Anne? The way you've worded your comment it sounds as if you might be riding a bike or driving a car alongside her.

Lois said...

Congratulations!

jusdealem said...

My goodness, not sure I could walk 4 miles, let alone run! That's awesome, Lois! Mail carriers don't get enough love.

Allison said...

Funny, our mailman, Lee, drives the same truck!
He's a good little helper, that Lee. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor hundreds of miles will keep him from delivering the mail!

Jarart said...

The mail delivery people are a blessing. I hope they stay around for a long time to come.

We ride our bikes 5 miles a day, but that's not at all the same as running 4 miles. Half the time we coast! Congrats on being in such good shape Lois, and congrats on another award too.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Yes the hard working mail carriers are deserving of an award. In town here, they are mostly on foot, but further out they drive their own cars - fitted out with right-hand drive. Learning to drive on the right must be useful when they travel to other countries that use RHD!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Frank said...

That is so nice to recognize your mailman. We have had the same man for 20 years and he's like family. I visited Tricia at Bluff Area Daily and enjoyed her photography. Her reasons for naming you as a person who made a difference rings true for so many of us in the blogosphere.

Now I think I'll go greet our mailman and thank him for his exceptional service.

cieldequimper said...

Congrats and yay for the postman!

jlge said...

Como siempre grandes imágenes Jacob, pasear por tu blog es un placer, un saludo.

Daryl said...

You two certainly deserve it!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Congratulations, Jacob and Lois. I agree that you do make a difference.

Virginia said...

Congrats on the award and bravo to nice and thoughtful postal persons!
V

Jacob said...

@ Allison - In Minnesota, mail persons should be outfitted with heavy duty inner- and outer- wear and should be given hazardous duty pay!

Halcyon said...

A good letter carrier does make a difference! Ours always has a friendly smile at the ready.

Jacob said...

@ Brattcat - I've tried to run without success...did a couple of 5K's and they damn near killed me...legs won't stand for it...

So, I ride alongside on my bike, "coaching" her...heh, heh.

JM said...

Congratulation, Jacob, and great title! :-)

Marie said...

Congratulations to him and to you. We need people like him (and maybe you :-))) here (lots of people just don't care here).

Jacob said...

@ Don & Krise - You know what "they" say about humorists - it takes one to know one. Well, if they don't say that, "they" should! ;-)

Jacob said...

@ Tricia - Oh, don't be silly! I think I once called you by the wrong name. Actually, at my age, if I only did it once I was lucky!

Thanks again for the beautiful award. Now, I've gotta go 'cause Lois is off on another 4-miler!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Our postman is pertty nice, too! :-D Congratulations on your award!! You deserve it.

Leif Hagen said...

Congratulations on your blog award! I can't think of any other City Daily photo blogger in Ocala who deserves it more than you!

Memphis MOJO said...

Congrats on the award, and very deserving.

When I was between jobs about 10 years ago, I delivered mail as a sub. As I remember, they are required to take it to your front door. They then have to ring the doorbell, wait and ring at least once more. Then they can leave. Now, it's different if it's certified, then you need a signature and can't just leave it.

Jacob said...

@ All - Thank you very much for your more than kind comments!

Paula said...

Congratulations on your award, you're a faithful and creative blogger, always a joy to visit with.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

You have a rather nice and service-oriented postman. Congrats on your award, too! You deserve it!

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